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    SubjectRe: Linux support denial in commercial products?
    I'd _really_ like to hear this MS guy explain what he means beyond
    hand waving. Is there a real problem or does he have no idea what
    he is talking about?

    We could be looking at what happened to DR-DOS. MS put out claims that
    their DOS _will_ do (not does) what DR-DOS does and DR-DOS will be
    incompatible with Win-3.11. None of this was true but it was part
    of the mis-information campaign to kill competition. They may be
    starting the same thing with Linux.

    People really need to consider the ethics (or lack of) at MS when
    deciding to use/support their products.

    Ty

    > Thomas Griffing (tom@dsworks.com) wrote:
    >
    > >By the way ... Did I really hear that Microsoft is going
    > >to port Explorer to Linux?
    >
    > I asked a Microsoft guy about this and he said the because Linux
    > can't do the graphics that other Unicies and (as he pointed to the large
    > screen) Windows can do, they cannot port it to Linux. ???????! I always
    > thought that X was X, but MS must make it more complex. When I said,
    > "But I thought X was just plain X." He said that no, Linux just doesn't
    > have the capability. Whatever. I think MS is afraid of Linux.
    >
    > ---
    > Jeffrey Gustafson -- jeffgus@packardbell.com
    > Technical Specialist & SysAdmin
    > On-Line Services Group
    > Packard Bell Electronics, Inc.


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